[Bug 622720] Re: Turn %s strings back into $foo or {foo} strings

Barry Warsaw 622720 at bugs.launchpad.net
Wed Sep 12 21:59:52 UTC 2012


** Changed in: computer-janitor (Ubuntu)
     Assignee: Barry Warsaw (barry) => (unassigned)

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Title:
  Turn %s strings back into $foo or {foo} strings

Status in gettext:
  Unknown
Status in “computer-janitor” package in Ubuntu:
  Confirmed

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: computer-janitor

  Bug 621723 complains that the new PEP 3101 style format strings, i.e.
  {foo} cause problems for translators because gettext, and thus
  Launchpad, do not recognize these strings.  This means that the
  content checking currently done for %(foo)s strings would not be done,
  and UI can break.  %s strings are horrible and must die, but they
  can't until gettext and LP support the new formats.  dpm (David
  Planella) will file an upstream bug on that.

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